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Bill Bojangles Robinson Quotes


Bill Bojangles Robinson
  • Mini Bio
  • Name: Luther Robinson
  • Born: 25th May 1878, Richmond, Virginia, U.S.
  • Died: 25th November 1949, New York U.S.
  • Occupation: Dancer and actor
  • Stage name: Bill Bojangles Robinson
  • Years active: 1900–1943

"What success I achieved in the theater is due to the fact that I have always worked just as hard when there were ten people in the house as when there were thousands”

Bill Bojangles Robinson

"Have you got a ten dollar bill? ... Here, let's see you pick out the coloured one" (adding a $10 bill to his in response to a racist restaurant manager asking him to leave)

Bill Bojangles Robinson

"Just as hard in Springfield, Illinois as on Broadway”

Bill Bojangles Robinson

"Everything is copacetic”

Bill Bojangles Robinson

"A good hitting instructor is able to mold his teaching to the individual. If a guy stands on his head, you perfect that”

Bill Bojangles Robinson

"Why sure you can ... But then I get to call you darlin" (response to a young Shirley Temple asking if she can call him uncle Billy)

Bill Bojangles Robinson

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Just as hard in springfield Illinois as on Broadway